Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Birthday Berry Cobbler

T celebrated a birthday last weekend.

Because I left my glamorous and high paying job behind when I had kids, (excuse me for a minute while I go laugh at that portion of this sentence) I didn't have any extra moolah, so I decided to make T his favorite dessert as a birthday gift.

I didn't have a good Blackberry recipe on hand, but my friend Angela sent one my way via email and told me I could share it with you.

Mixed Berry Cobbler
**I just used two bags (about 4 cups) of frozen blackberries in place of the other berries listed**

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries (other berries may be substituted)
  • 1.5 cups sugar; divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • Make ahead:  Combine berries in a bowl and sweeten with 1/2 cup of sugar. Refrigerate, covered, for a few hours. Drain before spooning over batter
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well. Add milk; beat until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Place butter in a medium baking dish. Place dish in oven to melt butter; remove from oven. Spoon batter evenly over melted butter.
  • Spoon berries over batter; do not stir. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve cobbler warm or room temperature.
I didn't do a good job of draining my blackberries before adding them to the batter, and it really made a difference. I had to cook the cobbler for longer than I should have, and it was still a little soupy. I've tasted Angela's masterpiece before, and it really is a great recipe!

{Bon Appetit!}
Linking to Jen's delicious Tasty Tuesday party at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam...check it out for some yummy recipes! I'm also linking to Jennifer Juniper's Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios.
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  1. My husband is a cobbler lover, and he adores blackberries. He would love this!

    Did T really turn 31? Oh, gosh, I am old. Oh, well. At least I have young friends!!

  2. That sounds wonderful! I haven't baked with blackberries, but I will keep this recipe in mind. :)

  3. Yum--that looks good! Aldi has frozen blackberry/blueberry/raspberry mix, and I've used that to make a berry crisp. I consider it kind of a "healthy" dessert. ;)

  4. This cobbler looks yummy! I LOVE cobbler and I usually make peach, but I think I'll try a berry pie now. You did a great job, it looks pretty, too! I'd love for you to stop by and see me sometime at:
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    Have a great day!

  5. For some reason I cannot get a cobbler to work! It is either too soupy or too chewy! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I may have to try it out!

  6. That looks really yummy, I need a blueberry muffin now!

  7. Yum that looks good! My hubby would love this! His b-day was Sunday, but he's really easy. He always just wants carvel ice cream cake. I know what you mean about not having moolah for presents. I got my hubby a few things, but it always feels a little weird giving him gifts I know were purchased with his money- well, I know it's "our" money, but it was earned solely by him. I wound up getting him practical stuff. I'm a little embarassed to admit the poor guy got new boxers for his birthday!

  8. Looks YUMMY! I make one similar but use 1 cup of self rising flour and 1 cup of milk for the 'dough'. I pour the milk in a blender then the flour. Blend. SO much easier and then just pour over the butter. I use the SAME 'dough' mix for my Chicken pot pie and it's delish! Recipe for the Easy pot pie is on my blog. My real chef partner raves over it. And it's REALLY simple.
    Happy Birthday to T. Oh to be 31 again. LOL

  9. Yummmmmm!!! And Happy Birthday!!

  10. This looks great. I have a lot of blackberries that I need to use and your recipe will be perfect.

  11. This looks like a great recipe! I'll have to give it a try! I've made blueberry coffee cakes before, but never tried a cobbler. Can't wait to make this!
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Cobbler is one of my favorites!!! Yummy...this looks so good! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to try it!


  13. That cobbler looks TO DIE FOR!! Thanks for sharing, that is definitely on my "To Do" list :D

  14. Yum! I think i'm gonna have to try this.

  15. Now I want some cobbler, Amanda! Yummy looking! Happy week!...Debbie

  16. Oh my gracious! I just gained two pounds just looking at the picture!! YUM! That looks FABULOUS!

  17. Yummy!

    If I made that at my house, I probably would be the only one to eat it as I am the only cobbler lover. However, I'll keep your recipe in mind to make for a potluck or something because I have blueberries in my freezer that I could use for the berry portion. :)

    Thanks for stopping by to see my cheesecake cookie cups today! :)

  18. I'm so pleased to see a recipe for cobbler that uses frozen fruit - fantastic! Thanks for sharing it.

  19. I love this sort of thing when we have fresh berries around here, but it never occurred to use frozen ones. I think I might have to add this recipe to my to do list!

  20. Good gracious, I've never said no to a cobbler!!!

  21. I love cobbler! This looks so good it's indescribable. I can't even look at the picture without my mouth watering! I need to try this - and soon! Thanks for the recipe! I hope he liked it! If there are any leftovers feel free to send them my way! :P

  22. Bon Appetit is right. I don't normally go for fruit desserts ( I know, I'm a 10 yo at heart) but this looks yummy.

  23. Thanks for stopping by my SITS day!!

  24. This looks scrumptious! I love berry cobblers!

    Thank you for sharing.


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